How to Substitute Ingredients in BakingIt has happened to everyone. You
get in the middle of a huge baking spree, and you realize you have run out of
something, and must substitute. Or, you are aiming to make a recipe healthier by
substituting a better ingredient. Whatever the reason, there are many ways to
substitute ingredients in recipes.
With today’s’ processed foods and high fat content, many people are looking
to substitute healthier choices in their recipes. Many recipes allow the use
of applesauce instead of oil in their recipes, an extremely healthy choice.
Canadian and turkey bacon can be a substitute for pork bacon, as can
trans-fat free butter spreads in the place of margarine. Helpful hints from
shows readers how to make substitutions for many different recipes. Light cream
can also be substituted for heavy cream, which is a much used item in
baking. Skim milk can almost always be used instead of whole milk, and is a
much healthier alternative. Another interesting substitute is the use of
prunes instead of butter.
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Diabetics must always take care of
what they eat. Diabetes is a condition related to the metabolism and how the
body uses the food it receives. A person who is diabetic may need to watch the
amount of sugar that they are consuming, so changes to the food they make is
almost always essential. There are ways to do so, such as using Splenda and
Stevia as a substitute for sugar in baking. These are both sugar substitutes
that can work well for a diabetic’s metabolism. Sweet-n-low is a sugar
substitute that can be used to replace sugar, but only in liquids. It can’t be
heated up, as it becomes bitter.
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When You Run Out
Probably one of the most common uses for substitutions is when a person runs out
of an ingredient in the middle of a recipe, and can’t go to the store right
away. At times like these, substituting an ingredient may be the best idea.
Lemons are a good substitute for vinegar if you are making a vinaigrette salad
dressing. Running out of sugar happens many times, but simply substitute 1 cup
of molasses or honey with a half teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of sugar.
For a recipe that calls for semisweet chocolate squares, 3 tablespoons of cocoa,
2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of butter can be substituted. This can
be an excellent substitute when making a
chocolate chip cookie recipe or various other
cookie recipes. One tablespoon of vinegar can be used for one egg in a
recipe, and using one tablespoon of golden syrup to replace an egg can also be
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Substitutions in recipes can make a recipe better and healthier. Knowing what to
use when you have an ingredient emergency is always a good idea.